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Monday, August 8, 2016

Stir Fried Tofu

With more and more folks joining the vegan bandwagon, I need to keep reinventing the starters menu everytime I plan a gathering. With potatoes being on the 'must-avoid' list of most folks, I am left with the usual suspects of baby corn, peppers, mushrooms and broccoli. But since protein is an integral part of every meal, I had to think of something that tasted good without being too fussy to prepare. And discovered that this rather simple Tofu stir fry perfectly fits the bill .

While Tofu is quite bland just by itself, it magically soaks up all sorts of flavours during the marination process. So, yes, that is the single most important step when preparing any recipe with Tofu. In this dish, the addition of a few ingredients like soy sauce, vinegar, chillis and sesame oil transforms the flavour completely. Addition of veggies like carrot, spring onions, or beans further improves the visual appeal of this dish. Serve it to your guests and have them asking for seconds.

Check out the recipe -

Preparation Time - 10 mins ( 30 mins standby )

Ingredients -

  • 200 gm firm Tofu
  • 1 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp light soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 6-7 dry red chilis ( medium spicy )
  • 8-10 garlic flakes ( finely chopped )
  • 1 small onion
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup carrot juliennes 
  • 1/4 cup spring onion greens ( optional )
  • Sufficient oil for deep frying ( I use Fortune Vivo Diabetes care oil )
  • 1 tsp sesame oil

Preparation - Wash and cut the tofu into long strips. 

Marinate with 1 tsp vinegar, 1/2 tsp soy sauce, chili powder and salt. Keep aside for 30 mins.

Cooking - Heat the oil in a wok. Drop in the tofu pieces, a few at a time. Fry on a medium flame.

Once they turn golden, remove and keep on paper towels.

Heat another skillet. Add about 1 tsp sesame oil to it.

Add the red chilis and chopped garlic. Saute for 1 min.

Then add the onions and carrot juliennes. Stir fry till onion turns translucent.

Add the fried tofu and sprinkle the remaining soy sauce and vinegar. Also, add  Season with a little bit of salt .(optional since soy sauce has some saltiness to it)

Toss on a medium high flame for 2 mins

Remove from skillet and serve hot .

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